Recent in News updated on 11 January
According to the latest Henley Passport Index, Japan has retained its position as the most favourible passport in the world, allowing visa-free entry to 193 global destinations. which the country tops for the fifth consecutive year. Singapore and South Korea came in a joint second on the ranking, followed by Germany and Spain, and then a slew of other European nations.
Delhi was the most polluted city in India in 2022 with PM 2.5 levels more than double the safe limit and the third highest average PM10 concentration, according to an analysis of Central Pollution Control Board data
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has been ranked 1st in Services Sectors across categories Gross Block, Value Addition, Net Profit, Net Worth, Dividend Declaration, and Contribution to the Central Exchequer and has also been ranked 3rd among the Top 10 profit-making Closes.The results were published in the Public Enterprises Survey 2021-2022 by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Bangalore’s Kempegoda International Airport and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport both ranked second and seventh in Cirium’s list of the world’s best-performing airports for 2022.
Cuisines of the World: India is ranked fifth on the global list of the best cuisines for 2022, according to Taste Atlas.
India’s badminton star, PV Sindhu is the only Indian sportsperson to feature in the top 25 of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes.
Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan has become the only Indian to be named in an international list of 50 greatest actors of all time by a Empire British magazine.
Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts made by the Institute for Competitiveness and Social Progress Imperative was submitted to Economic Advisory Council- Prime Minister and released.
Union Minister for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh has revealed that India had jumped from 7th to 3rd in global scientific publications and scholarly output, according to a report by America’s National Science Foundation.
The 2022 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) report was released by the British weekly The Economist. The 11th Global Food Security Index shows a deterioration in the global food environment for the third year, threatening food security. In this report, South Africa overtook Tunisia to become the most food-secure country in Africa.
The United Nations has recognised the Namami Gange initiative to rejuvenate India’s sacred River Ganga as one of the top 10 World Restoration Flagships to revive the natural world. The award was received by G Ashok Kumar, Director General, Namami Gange, at the 15th Conference of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada.
In various competitive exams like Bank Po, Bank Clerk, Regulatory bodies: RBI Grade B, SEBI Grade A, SSC CGL, State PCS exam; recent ranks and reports are asked. This article is regularly updated so that students can have all the awards at one place. Bookmark it for revision purposes.
Ranks and Indexes
|Rank/ Index Name||By whom||India’s Rank||Important Facts|
|list of 50 greatest actors||Empire British Magazine||–||Shahrukh Khan only Indian actor in the list.|
|Henley Passport Index
||Henley and Partners||85||Japan : 1st rank
Singapore and South Korea: 2nd
|Cuisines of the World||Taste Atlas||5||Italy: 1st, Greece : 2nd, Spain: 3rd|
|PE Survey||Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Ministry of Finance||–||Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) topped it|
|world’s best-performing airports||Cirium’s list||–||Topped by Haneda, Tokyo , Japan
Bangalore : 2
Delhi : 7th
world’s highest-paid female athletes.
|Forbes||–||PV sindhu is the only Indian to be in the list. Topped by Naomi Osaka|
Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts
|Institute for Competitiveness and Social Progress Imperative||–||Puducherry topped
he index assesses states and districts based on 12 components across three critical dimensions of social progress – Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity. The index uses an extensive framework comprising 89 indicators at the state level and 49 at the district level.
Global scientific publications and scholarly output
|America’s National Science Foundation.
10 World Restoration Flagships
|UN||Namami Gange one of them|
2022 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) report
grievance redressal index
|Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances Department (DARPG)||–||topped by UIDAI|
Hurun Global 500 rankings
|Hurun Research Institute||5||topped by USA
Apple retained the title of the most valuable company
Reliance Industries (RIL) topped the charts of Indian companies, while it ranked 34th in the world
World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list
|Forbes||–||Ursula von der Leyen sits atop
6 Indian , Nirmala Sithraman on top.
At rank 100, Iran’s Jina “Mahsa” Amini
|Arton Capital||87||topped by UAE
Asia Heroes of Philanthropy list
Gautam Adani, HCL Technologies’s Shiv Nadar, and Happiest Minds Technologies’ Ashok Soota in the list
100 most influential women in the world
|BBC||–||four Indians: Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, author Geetanjali Shree, engineer and astronaut Sirisha Bandla, and social worker Sneha Jawale|
|Highest risk for mass killing in 2022 and 2023||Early Warning Project||8, earlier it was 2||Pakistan Topped, Yemen ranked second, Myanmar third|
|Global Aviation Safety Ranking||International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)||48||Singapore(1st), followed by the UAE and South Korea at the second and third positions, respectively. China is at the 49th place.|
|India’s 100 Richest 2022||Forbes||–||1. Gautam Adani ( $150 billion),2. Mukesh Ambani, 3. Radhakish and Damani|
|Global Prime Cities Index||Knight Frank||–||Dubai (1st),Wellington was the weakest.
Mumbai got 22nd rank, highest in India. earlier it has 39th rank.
The prime global cities index is a valuation-based index tracking the movement in prime residential prices in local currency across 45-plus cities worldwide.
|Global Leader Approval Ratings||Morning Consult.||–||PM Modi topped, followed by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at 69 per cent and Australian PM Anthony Albanese at 56 per cent,|
Reports :January 2023
According to a survey by Avtar, a company that specializes in workplace inclusion, Chennai is India’s top city for women’s employment. Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai are the next best cities for women’s employment.
A total of 1,668 Journalists have been killed worldwide with murders, contract killings, ambushes, war zone deaths, and fatal injuries in last two decades. report from Reporters without borders
Reports: December 2022
YouTube creators contributes over Rs 10,000 cr to India’s GDP: According to YouTube, its creative ecosystem supported more than 750,000 full-time equivalent jobs in India in 2021.
The Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri launched draft guidelines for a new ranking system of cities based on finance and beauty.
The Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar has got A grade by scoring 3.85 points in National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grading, thereby becoming the only University in India to get this score. GNDU is the only State/Central/Private University in India to get this score. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is the only other educational institution with a higher grade of 3.89 in the country.
Three new cultural sites in India, including the iconic Sun Temple at Modhera, historic Vadnagar town in Gujarat, and rock-cut relief sculptures of Unakoti in Tripura, have been added to the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
A study report, titled ‘Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage Policy Framework and its Deployment Mechanism in India’, was released by NITI Aayog. The report explores the importance of Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage as an emission reduction strategy to achieve deep decarbonization from the hard-to-abate sectors. The report outlines broad level policy interventions needed across various sectors for its application.
Google has released its “Year in Search 2022” report, which highlights the topics that generated the most interest and were most frequently searched :IPL most searched in India and Wordle in the world.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has published the list of 100 most influential women in the world and has included women from several areas such as politics, science, sports, entertainment, and literature. The BBC’s 100 most influential women’s list also includes four Indians: Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, author Geetanjali Shree, engineer and astronaut Sirisha Bandla, and social worker Sneha Jawale.
According to GroupM’s global end-of-year forecast, India is expected to surpass Brazil to become the eighth-largest advertising market in 2023. In ‘This Year, Next Year 2022’, GroupM has ranked India as the ninth-largest advertising market globally.
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